Alan Thomas (Guitar)

Alan Thomas was born in Atlanta, and completed his studies at Indiana University and the University of California at San Diego. Based in the UK since 1997, he is much in demand as a recitalist and concerto soloist in music ranging from the Renaissance to the present day, but has been particularly dedicated to contemporary music and the exploration of new sonic resources of the guitar. He has given world premières of over fifty works, including pieces by Laurence Crane, Gabriel Erkoreka, Michael Finnissy, Christopher Fox, and Bryn Harrison, and in 1997 became the only guitarist ever to win first prize in the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Holland. His further competition successes include top-prizes in the American Artistic Ambassador, MTNA and Guitar Foundation of America competitions.

Alan has performed extensively throughout the UK, Europe, the United States and Asia, and has been featured at many international festivals. His performances have been broadcast on radio worldwide, and he has recorded multiple solo compact discs. In recent years he has become increasingly active as a composer, focussing on solo and ensemble works for guitar.

Alan Thomas